|Name:||The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (1999 No. 743).|
|Subject(s):||Protection against particular hazards|
|Type of legislation:||Regulation, Decree, Ordinance|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line legislation.gov.uk, National Archives, United Kingdom PDF (consulted on 2014-01-10)
|Abstract/Citation:||These regulations impose requirements with respect to the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances. (The expressions "major accident" and "dangerous substances" are defined in regulation 2(1)). The Regulations implement Council Directive 96/82/EC on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances, except Article 12 (which relates to land use planning).
The Regulations apply to establishments (as defined in regulation 2(1)) where dangerous substances are present in quantities equal to or exceeding those specified in column 2 of Parts 2 or 3 of Schedule 1, except that regulations 7 to 14 apply to establishments where such substances are present in quantities equal to or exceeding those specified in column 3 of those Parts (regulation 3(1)). The Regulations do not apply in the cases specified in regulation 3(2).
The competent authority for the purposes of the Regulations is the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency acting jointly, except that in Scotland it is the Health and Safety Executive and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency acting jointly.